Saturday, April 10, 2010

Awe Inspiring

At, Adora Svitak became a published author and prolific writer at the tender age of 6. This precocious individual is now 12 yrs old and is already dubbed the youngest teacher with her bold, witty, and clever ideas. Adora has written over 400 short stories, and is quite capable at writing a novel a day. I struggle to write 300 words in an hour! Did I mention she is only 12 YRS OLD? Many adults may feel intimidated by her optimistic & sassy demeanor, but even though I'm a bit of a realist, I think it is quite possible to learn fresh ideas from this young prodigy.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just splurge on your Lips

So my loves, there are certain products that I will splurge on and some that I wont. It's all about balance. Essentially what you think is practical for your needs and what will get the job done. With that said, I personally LOVE this "Kiehl's #1 Lip Balm", which is fitting because me and many others regard it as being exceptional. This product moisturizes my lips without leaving them pasty or goey feeling And most importantly it has that good ole SPF 4, which we all know is crucial. Beauty professional's engrain this info into our heads. I know throughout the winter my lips have suffered quite a bit, but with just a lil squeeze of this tube my lips feel all better and your lips will too! Make sure you get the Mango flavor cus it smells Fab! Your lips will thank you later!

Oh so Lovely!

I absolutely adore these Yves Saint Laurent "Imperiale" pumps.
via. Behind the Seams

Monday, February 15, 2010

"Being a girl is so powerful that we've had to train everyone not to be that"

You might recognize or have heard of Eve Ensler for creating the critically acclaimed Vagina Monlogues. Ensler's goal is to not only create more awareness against oppression and violence against women but to educate and most importantly empower women of all walks of life. Ensler has made many profound points in her discussion on the girl cell, which she claims boys are taught to suppress. There are different expectations on how boys and girls are brought up. These expectations actually shapes genders norms and the kinds of roles they will fill later in their life. These gender norms will lead to girls thinking they are followers, not leaders like the boys.

I think that the most important point that she brings up is on how the disappearance of these girl traits has led us to the kind of world that we live in now. In may not be so prominent in our Western society, but in other parts of the world violence, rape and genocide are being committed against women and children everyday. This video is quite enlightening, powerful and insightful. I suggest that if you have twenty minutes to spare, I promise you it will make you embrace that inner female cell inside of you; boy or girl. xo

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Game Change

So I've finally just finished reading the Book of Negroes by Laurence Hill and I must say, I am very impressed with his writing. Overall the story was very moving and enlightening. I promise I'll write a better review on the book some time soon!

I've moved on to read "Game Change" by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. I received this book from my parents who had read a review in the Financial Times. From what I've heard, this book has the "juiciest revelations" and insightful observations by Heilemann and Halperin, who accompanied many of these political figures during the 2008 campaign trail. It features John McCain, Barack Obama, Hilary and Bill Clinton, John Edwards and of course who could forget about America's favorite Alaskan Sarah Palin! It's a mix of politics and journalism..or should I say political gossip! I have a feeling "Game Change" is going to cause quite a stir in America in the next couple of weeks.

You better order a copy online if your interested in this book because from what I heard it has been flying off the shelves at Indigo.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010



1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark
to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many
people a company can operate without.

8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM.
It could be a right number.

13. No one ever says 'It's only a game.' when their team is winning.

14. I've reached the age where the happy hour is a nap.

15. Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

17. Do you realize that in about 20 years, we'll have thousands of old
ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)

18. Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in
a Corvette than in a Yugo.

19. After 50, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead!!

20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind,
and the ones who mind, don't matter

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ascot Sample Sale

My dear friend, the lovely Alessandra is showcasing her first line of ascots (male scarves) at 138 Cumberland St . This calls for a perfect night in Yorkville. Before you have dinner some may prefer get a little shopping done, so why not pop into the shop and purchase an adoring ascot! What more can you ask for? This is perfect for the fashion curious male who wants to add something to their ensemble and one who has the confidence to pull of this formal look. The ascot definitely has the power to make some men look effortlessly chic, sophisticated and well put together.